The Music of Charles Dickens and His Time
The Seven Dials Band; Warner Classics 66145-1
Dickens: The Fine Old English Gentleman (3:26)
Wilson: The David Copperfield Polkas (4:43)
Beuler/Clinton: Shiverand Shakery, the Man that Couldn’t Get Warm (3:37)
Traditional: Sir Roger de Coverley (3:15)
This release is a lively and entertaining collection of Victorian songs and tunes which are all associated with the life and work of Charles Dickens, whose 200th birthday is celebrated in 2012. The disc includes everything from parlour ballads to cockney ditties. Of special interest are several of Dickens’s own songs which have never, to our knowledge, been recorded before.